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Matter of Didier

Docket No. 20200217
Oral Argument: Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:30 PM

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of Lawrence Didier

Frederick Fremgen, Stutsman County State's Attorney, Petitioner and Appellee
v.
Lawrence Didier, Respondent and Appellant
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : CIVIL COMMIT OF SEXUAL PREDATOR
Appeal From
Case No. 2010-MH-00113
Southeast Judicial District, Stutsman County
Cherie LaVonne Clark
Oral Argument 1/14/2021

Parties' Statement of Issues

  • Appellant

    Whether the District Court’s Order’s factual basis regarding Didier’s behavior is sufficient to legally conclude Didier has serious difficulty controlling his behavior.

  • Appellee 1

    Whether Didier has been shown to have serious difficulty controlling his behavior that distinguishes Didier from the typical recidivist in the ordinary criminal case.


Summary

Lawrence Didier appeals from a district court order denying his petition for discharge from civil commitment.

Didier was previously convicted of two counts of sexual assault, one count of gross sexual imposition, and one count of indecent exposure occurring in 1988, 1998, and 2008. In 2010, Didier was adjudicated a sexually dangerous individual, and the district court ordered Didier’s civil commitment. In November 2019, Didier filed a petition seeking discharge from civil commitment. After a hearing was held, the district court denied his petition.

On appeal, Didier argues the order denying his discharge from civil commitment was not supported by clear and convincing evidence to conclude he remains a sexually dangerous individual.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/03/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
12/11/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Tyler J. Morrow - 06923
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Joseph Kelechi Nwoga - 08618

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 08/17/2020 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 08/17/2020
2 08/17/2020 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 08/18/2020
3 08/17/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 08/17/2020 Notice served on Tyler J. Morrow and Joseph K. Nwoga
5 09/11/2020 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 1-171)
6 10/15/2020 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED JULY 31, 2020
7 10/16/2020 Certificate of Service for transcript
8 11/23/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
9 11/23/2020 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 12/04/2020
10 12/03/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11 12/03/2020 APPELLANT APPENDIX
12 12/03/2020 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
13 12/07/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of ATB & 4 copies of ATA from CSD
14 12/11/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View
15 12/11/2020 Oral Argument Request by Appellee
16 12/17/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB from CSD
17 12/21/2020 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
18 01/14/2021 APPEARANCES: Tyler J. Morrow/Joseph K. Nwoga
19 01/14/2021 ARGUED: Tyler J. Morrow/Joseph K. Nwoga
20 01/14/2021 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST